Cameron Hospital in Indiana, US, will construct the new Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola following a $47m loan approval from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Community Facilities program.
Cameron Memorial Community Hospital president and chief executive officer Greg Burns said that securing long-term financing for the Cameron Hospital project is a crucial milestone.
"We are now ready to build the hospital that will support Cameron physicians, employees and auxiliary members as they deliver exceptional personal care, and high quality health and wellness services to people in the tri-state region... well into the future," Burns added.
The $42m hospital includes 25 all private patient rooms including 18 private rooms for medical surgical patients, two private rooms for special care patients, five private, family-friendly rooms for maternity patients, and three labour, delivery and recovery rooms for childbirth.
Built on a 13-plus acre site, the Cameron Hospital will also feature three operating rooms, surgical specialities and procedures and two outpatient procedure rooms.
Cameron Hospital chief operating officer Ellen Bisson said the new Cameron Hospital will deliver a first among hospitals throughout the region.
"All in-patient rooms will feature a 'same-handed' design that promotes patient safety, staff efficiency and noise management," Bisson added.
The hospital will also include two private ambulatory surgery patient care rooms, radiology department, expanded emergency department and community education facilities.
Cameron Hospital board chair Ken Dunlap said, "Ground breaking and the start of construction is anticipated this fall."
The overall 30-month construction schedule, which also includes renovation of the existing building, calls for occupancy of the new hospital 18 months following the beginning of construction.
Cameron Hospital will receive a $37m Direct Loan from the USDA Community Facilities Program while the remaining $10m will come from the USDA Guaranteed Loan program.
Image: An artist's impression of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola. Photo: Cameron Memorial Community Hospital.